|Artist: Lucien Lefevre
French (born 1850)|
Plate: PL. 55
Condition A. Original lithograph from
"Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. |
by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival
museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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In this poster for the Electricine luxury lighting company, Lefeve creates a design
worthy of his mentor Jules Cheret, whom Lefeve was a pupil of when he worked at
the Chaix printing house. Reminiscent of Cheret's famous Saxoleine series (see
PL.13 and PL.145) in it's composition,
Lefeve takes a more subtle approach, emphasising the product (the lamp) itself
and it's glowing light against an elegant model.
technique was very close to that of his teacher Cheret, his style was quite different
. . . Whereas Cheret displayed an infectious vitality which flowed right to his
fingertips, the younger man was much more lyrical, much softer. Carefully and
circumspectly the young lady with the flattering hairstyle sets down a lamp, which
is lit by the brand of paraffin she is advertising, Electricine. With a dreamy
look she touches the lampshade with her left hand, evoking an atmosphere of respectable,
well-groomed domesticity" (Rennert, PAI-XXXVI,